Hello and Merry Christmas! I'm editing some 1080i footage a friend shot... I think it was a Canon HC10. I'm using Adobe Premiere CS4. The problem is, I don't know what settings to use to output the finished video.
If I use 1080i Premiere only lets me use 25fps and motion seems flickery, especially with slow horizontal pans. If I use 1080p 25ps I get the same.
Am I correct in thinking that 1080i is 50fps? I ask this because if I output in 1080p 50fps the video looks fine with smooth movement. Will creating a 50fps video cause me problems if I ever want to encode it to a SD DVD or even a Blu Ray disk?
When I import the clip into Premiere it informs me in the project assets pallete that it's 25fps.. see below.
And when I export the clip as 1080i it sets the frame rate to 25fps. See below
When I use this setting however, the slow pan movements are still flickery.
The only way I can get smooth movement is to output as 1080p 50fps.
Is the raw AVCHD footage 25 or 50fps?